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Husqvarna Classic

Sun 28 Jun 2020, 07:00 @ Gwahumbe Game & Spa, Kwazulu Natal
Mountain Biking
Date :
TBC
Province :
Kwazulu Natal
Location :
Gwahumbe Game & Spa
Timing Company :
ROAG

EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Race Details
RACE START TIME Price
18km MTB Gwahumbe Family Experience 08:50 Pre Entry ZAR 175.00
Late Entry ZAR 205.00
40km MTB Safire Classic 07:40 Pre Entry ZAR 200.00
Late Entry ZAR 230.00
60km MTB Husqvarna Classic 07:00 Pre Entry ZAR 240.00
Late Entry ZAR 270.00
8km Gwahumbe Trail Run 06:45 Pre Entry ZAR 120.00
Late Entry ZAR 150.00
16km Farmer’s Agri-Care Trail Run 06:20 Pre Entry ZAR 150.00
Late Entry ZAR 180.00
More Info
Race Information
  • 18km MTB Gwahumbe Family Experience

    18.25 km easy route for all riders.  Manageable sections of single track. Jeep track through the sugar cane fields. Traverses Gwahumbe Game Reserve. Elevation gain 778m. Two fully stocked water tables. StravaLink

  • 40km MTB Safire Classic

    42 km of pristine Jeep and single track traversing Gwahumbe  Game Reserve, sugar, macadamia and timber farms across scenic Mid-Illovo. Elevation gain 950m. 15kms of fast flowing, purpose built single track. Some technical sections with a rating of 3/5. Three fully stocked water tables.

  • 60km MTB Husqvarna Classic

    58.6km of pristine Jeep and single track traversing Gwahumbe and Insingizi Game Reserves, sugar, macadamia and timber farms across scenic Mid-Illovo. 26kms of fast flowing, purpose built single track. Some technical sections with a rating of 3/5. Four Fully stocked water tables.

  • 8km Gwahumbe Trail Run

    A scenic run through the Gwahumbe Game Reserve starting at the Main Lodge on the top of the plateau and working your way across the valleys and down to the river. The last four kilometres meanders alongside the Mgwahumbe river. The finish is at The Waterfall which is nestled in the valley bottom. Shuttles will be available to transfer you back to the main lodge when you can hopefully do some game spotting en route. Two water tables and plenty of magical selfie spots. A fun and scenic trail.

  • 16km Farmer’s Agri-Care Trail Run

    A scenic run through the Gwahumbe Game Reserve starting at the Main Lodge on the top of the plateau. The first section takes you around the plateau and then you join the 8km trail, where you  will work your way across the valleys and down to the river through the Gwahumbe Nursery. Runners will  meander alongside the Mgwahumbe river, past The Waterfall and Mzigi Bushcamp which are nestled in the valley bottom and then on to the Hippo Pool. The trail will finish at The Waterfall.  Shuttles will be available to transfer you back to the main lodge when you can hopefully do some game spotting en-route. Two water tables and plenty of magical selfie spots. A challenging, fun and scenic route with awesome selfie spots.

Event Location
Merchandise Available for Purchase
Please note that the below mentioned merchandise can be purchased online until two weeks before the event.
Please see the below merchandise items that are available for purchase: 
  • Merchandise Image
    CSA Day License
    Price: 35.00

AAll these merchandise options can be purchased when entering online. Please select Online Entries on the Entries & Info Page.
Below Race Entries is Event Purchases which is where these items can be purchased and added to your cart when entering.

The above mentioned merchandise will also be available for purchase on the day.

Other Information About Event

  • General Information

    Calling all mountain bikers and trail runners – entries are now open for the 2020 Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run, with race options to suit the whole family. This popular event has limited entries so don’t delay in entering.  The race starts on Sunday 19 April at Gwahumbe Game & Spa in Mid-Illovo in KZN.

    The serious mountain bikers can choose either the 60km Husqvarna Classic MTB X-treme or the 40km Safire Classic route, while fun riders have the choice of an 18km Gwahumbe Family Experience. For trail runners, the Farmers’ Agri-Care 16km or the 8km Gwahumbe trail routes offer spectacular trails through indigenous KZN bushlands and grasslands.

    Each year, the Mid-Illovo community benefits from hosting the Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run, as proceeds from the event go towards community upliftment.

    Start and Finish of All Races

    The start and finish of all races will now take place at Gwahumbe Game & Spa.  This will allow for an idyllic spectator-friendly venue for supporters, while also ensuring a more relaxed setting for riders and runners after they have completed their events.  Relax in magnificent surroundings and enjoy great food, an awesome gin bar, music, a kids’ zone and some great Mid-Illovo hospitality.

     

    Revamped Trail and MTB Routes

    We have been working hard to make some awesome revamps to the existing routes. Over the years, the 40km MTB Trail had become 46km and some of the return climbs were tough for the riders.  You’ll be glad to know that we got rid of some of the smaller ascents on the return route and have reduced the distance. We have kept most of the single track, so it will certainly be a more enjoyable ride. The trail runs will have new routes starting at Gwahumbe and dropping down into the valley, which should make for some fun, fast running in spectacular scenery.

     

    E-Bikes Permitted

    E-bikes are welcome to participate in the Husqvarna Classic. E-Bike riders will be required to start in the last batch of each event and will not be timed, but are welcome to come and enjoy this annual event.

    Trail Runners Stay Warm at the Finish

    Trail runners, we have you covered and have thought of all eventualities! We will have designated marshalls at the start of your races who will collect your windbreakers and warm attire and transport these to the finish down at the Waterfall.  You’ll be able to wrap up and stay warm at the end of your races.

     

    Away with Nasty Plastics

    Considering that the event will be taking place at Gwahumbe Game & Spa, we have made some bold decisions with regards to single use plastic. All our food and takeaway drink packaging which we will be using is manufactured from recyclable materials. This includes the water tables.  Please note that we will no longer be offering bottles of water at the finish, but will have plenty of self-service stations available with fresh water and recyclable cups available for your enjoyment.

     

    Kid’s Zone

    Parents that wish to ride or run can drop their children off in the new Kids’ Zone. This is a FREE service where your children will have the opportunity to enjoy the Gwahumbe Jungle Gym, trampoline, jumping castle and various colouring activities on offer. Your child will be signed in and out of the fenced off area. Qualified adults will manage this area.

     

  • Prizes and Prize Money

    Total prize money of  R25 000 to be won across the races and age categories. 

    60km Husqvarna MTB X-Treme

    Men

    Mens Overall - 1st R2000 | 2nd R1500 | 3rd R1000

    Seniors (19-29) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Sub Vets (30-39) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Veterans (40-49) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Masters (50-59) – 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Grand Masters (60+) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    KING OF THE MOUNTAINS - R1000

     

    Women

    Ladies Overall - 1st R2000 | 2nd R1500 | 3rd R1000

    Seniors (19-29) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Sub Vets (30-39) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Veterans (40-49) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Masters (50-59) – 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Grand Masters (60+) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS - R1000

     

    40km Safire Classic

    Men

    Mens Overall - 1st R500 | 2nd R300 | 3rd R150

    Youth Boys (15&16) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Junior (17&18) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    KING OF THE MOUNTAINS – R500

     

    Women

    Ladies Overall - 1st R500 | 2nd R300 | 3rd R150

    Youth Girls (15&16) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Junior (17&18) - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAINS – R500

     

    18km Gwahumbe Family Fun Ride

    Men

    Overall - 1st R300 | 2nd R200 | 3rd R100

    Nippers (9&10) - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R100

    Sproggs (11&12) - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R100

    Sub Junior (13&14) - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R100

     

    Women

    Overall - 1st R300 | 2nd R200 | 3rd R100

    Nippers (9&10) - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R100

    Sproggs (11&12) - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R100

    Sub Junior (13&14) - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R100

     

    16km Farmer’s Agri-Care Trail Run

    Men Overall - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

    Ladies Overall - 1st R200 | 2nd R150 | 3rd R100

     

    8km Gwahumbe Trail Run

    Men Overall - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R80

    Ladies Overall - 1st R150 | 2nd R120 | 3rd R80

  • Kids Entertainment

    A supervised kids play zone will be at the venue.

  • Food & Beverages

    Food and beverages will be sold at the venue. 

  • Accommodation

    Please visit the following websites to see the local accommodation options: 

    http://www.gwahumbe.co.za/

    https://www.insingizi.co.za/

    There are also plenty of activities available at Gwahumbe Game Lodge & Spa. These include game drives, a spa and many other activities. 

  • Race Giveaways

    The first 600 pre entries will receive an Uzwelo shopper bag in addition to the thermos mug and collapsible mug.

    MTB: the first 400 pre entries will receive a thermos mug.

    Trail: the first 200 pre entries will receive a collapsible mug.

     

  • General Information

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROAG MTB BOARDS AND TRAIL BIBS WILL BE USED FOR THIS EVENT. PLEASE BRING YOURS ALONG. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE, YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE IT AT REGISTRATION. MTB BOARDS R50 AND TRAIL BIBS R20.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT EVENT

This is Race #4 of the Quattro ROAG Series powered by Momentum.

MTB SERIES

Please note that to qualify for the ROAG Series:

· Nippers, Sprogs, Sub Juniors need to take part in the 25km

· Youths & Juniors need to take part in the 45km

· Seniors to Grand Masters need to take part in the 62km

TRAIL SERIES

Please note that to qualify for the ROAG Series:

· 18 years & Under need to take part in the 7km Trail Run.

· 19 years & Over need to take part in the 14km Trail Run.

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